Immigrant Students and Families

“We are a nation of immigrants. Our country has benefited significantly from the contributions that immigrants with drive, ambition and talent have made throughout our nation’s history. Our country advances when we remain true to the best of our heritage as a land of opportunity for those who dream of a better life for themselves and their children.”

– Founding Statement, Presidents’ Alliance

Higher Education and the Census Projections—How the Future of Colleges and Universities Is Tied to Immigration Policy and Flows

William Frey’s recent report, Reducing immigration will not stop America’s rising diversity, Census projections show, which analyzes the new census projections for the next 40 years, is a must-read for higher education leaders. Frey’s analysis shows that a reduction in immigration flows will not impede the trend of the United States—and especially college campuses—“becoming more…

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Statement for the Record for Markup of the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act

On February 12, 2020, the House Judiciary Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives held a committee marking up the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act. In support of this hearing, the Presidents’ Alliance submitted its statement for the record, which contains analysis of the impact of bans on international students and scholars.…

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Public Charge Regulation on the Way

Below, we share a one pager by Dan Berger and Stephen Yale-Loehr providing an overview of immigration issues on campus for 2020. Quick Guide to Immigration Issues on Campus – 2020 Last updated January 6, 2020.

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Steering Committee Letter to Senate on Protecting Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders

The Presidents’ Alliance Steering Committee transmitted a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives containing its vote recommendation, which urges the House to vote for passage of the bill and against negative amendments. Steering Committee Letter to Senate Urging it to Protect Dreamers and TPS & DED Holders Text of the Letter: June 27, 2019…

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USCIS Releases Updated DACA Data and Statistics as of April 30, 2019

Last month, USCIS released a variety of data and statistics regarding the DACA population, among other things, these statistics included, as of April 30, 2019. Number of pending DACA requests; Number of DACA recipients; Number of current DACA recipients; Demographic information for current DACA recipients; and Updated quarterly data for initial and renewal requests. Importantly,…

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